Father Who Injured Son After Hitting Him With Glass Cup Discharged & Acquitted By Court

July 18, 2017 – Father Who Injured Son After Hitting Him With Glass Cup Discharged & Acquitted By Court

Sola Ikumapayi, a 48-year-old security guard was today in Okitipupa, Ondo State, discharged and acquitted of the offence of assaulting and injuring his son after hitting him with a glass cup.

An Okitipupa Magistrates’ Court which gave the ruling, however, fined him N20,000.

The Magistrate, Mr Banji Ayeomoni, warned the accused to refrain from committing such criminal act in future.

The accused had pleaded not guilty to the charge of assault brought against him.

Earlier, Police Prosecutor Zedekiah Orogbemi told the court that the accused committed the offence on July 12 at 8.00 a.m. at Akinloye Estate, Okitipupa.

According to Orogbemi, the accused threw a glass cup at his son, who was running away from him following a squabble.

He said the boy had a deep cut on the boy following the attack.

The offence contravened Section 355 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ondo State 2006.

4 thoughts on “Father Who Injured Son After Hitting Him With Glass Cup Discharged & Acquitted By Court

  1. well it is not murder, but an attempted murder. it is a bail able offense with some kind of fine depending on the judge.

  2. Sometimes these children can be so annoying and unruly it takes the grace of God for a parent to exercise patience to handle them. Father did not intend to harm his son. The report said there was a squabble (struggle or fight) and the boy was running from his dad. Dad just took the nearest weapon to him and threw it at his son. We should always think of the consequences first before doing an act. Thank God the son did not suffer grievous bodily harm. I believe both father and son have learnt their lessons from the incident.

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